So, in the newspaper of late, and various other media outlets, we’ve noticed several nods towards a certain way of thinking that many of us have unconsciously adopted. You may not realise that you’re suffering from it, but to be honest, it’s not the greatest trait to have. It makes you paranoid and uncontrollably puts a stop to your daily plans. Because of this, we felt the need to touch upon, discuss, debate and throw out to the class for discussion, the alarming trend of FOMO. Don’t be too concerned, it’s nothing physical.
You may not realise what it is at first, but we’re sure you’ve either had it, currently have it, or experience twinges of it. FOMO, standing for fear of missing out, is on the increase thanks to the emphasis put on social media. It seems if you’ve not uploaded some pictures to your Facebook page on Sunday morning of your AMAZING Saturday night you’re missing out. This couldn’t be further from the truth, and we like to think that we are not that immature that we need to rate our life on how many photos we’re tagged in. It’s just not cool and you should not worry about needing that type of validation. We embrace being different, being unique, having something to offer that not everyone else necessarily will. When you see other’s Facebook pages, Twitter timelines of Pinterest boards, do you feel a twinge of jealousy that you’re not involved? That you’re not making the most of the opportunities you’re presented with? If so, you might be suffering from FOMO. But do not panic, you just need to start living your life, forgetting what others have to say. If you smoke, party, spend too much time with busty escorts, others will always have opinions. And, let’s be honest, there’s nothing that you can really do about it.
We are always so very interested in things that not only broaden our mind but also our social circle. This might sound weird, so please allow us to elaborate before you immediately click away. Thanks! So glad you stayed. Anyway, we digress. It seems that we hate the idea of missing, in fact it’s a fairly well-respected phenomena called FOMO (fear of missing out) in which we become all-consumed by what we’re NOT doing. This needs to be rectified, and immediately. This can be done by throwing ourselves into a new environment, activity or just confronting our fear. Whatever it does, don’t feel the need to publicise it. Some things you can keep to yourself.